Front (L-R): Ms. Cheryll Ruth L. Agsaoay – SM Supermalls Vice President for HR, Ms. Angelica P. Esplana – SM Family Entertainment, Inc. Senior Manager for HR, Ms. Fides V. Tanay – SM Prime Holdings, Inc. Group HR Senior Vice President and Ms. Maria Margarita C. Guevara – SM Prime Holdings, Inc. Vice President for HR, Mr. Irvin B. Domingo, Jr. – SM Prime Holdings, Inc. Vice President for HR and Mr. Jose Wilson M. Caisip – SM EDD Senior Asst. Vice President for HR

SM Prime Group has been named as one of Asia’s best companies to work for by HR Asia.

HR Asia, which is owned by Business Media International (BMI), is one of Asia’s leading business-to-business publishers, having the best reach among professionals in the region and channeling over 30,000 contents of top HR professionals through multiple platforms.

A press statement from SM said HR Asia held the HR Asia Awards and named 23 local businesses as the “Best Companies to Work For” in the region recently.

The rigorous selection process covers a 360-degree assessment of the participating companies’ talent strategies, employee engagement and leadership effectiveness.

It also covered 12 markets across Asia and it included an independent panel of industry experts, academics, journalists and government representatives. A total of 190 companies across 10 countries competed for the coveted title of Best Companies to Work for in Asia.

The SM Prime Group was chosen to be one of the recipients of this coveted award due to its transparency, its support to employee growth and development and its efforts to continuously engage its workforce in various initiatives that are dedicated to employee welfare and community building.

“We value the quality of life of our employees and strive to provide a well-balanced work environment. We believe real sustainable success of the business lies in our happy, productive and fulfilled employees. Hence, as we grow, we want our employees to grow with us, too” said Jeffrey Lim, president of SM Prime Holdings, Inc.

The SM Prime Group also received citations from the Employer Branding Institute and the World HRD Congress during the Employer Brand Awards last June 7 at Dusit Thani Hotel. SM Prime Holdings, Inc., SM Supermalls and SM Lifestyle, Inc. were all recognized among the Best Employer Brands in the Philippines.

Some of the notable employer branding milestones were the release of the first ever Prime Group’s #PrideInMyPurpose career video which was shown in all SM cinemas and the 35% growth in online engagement for SM Supermalls’ social recruitment in just three months.

“In a world where customer tastes are always evolving, innovation is what allows us to stay ahead of the change. And this is why fostering a culture of innovation is important to us in SM Supermalls. We make it a point to infuse the organization with a youthful spirit that inspires us to come up with bright ideas, and energizes us to be fast and agile enough to make these bright ideas happen” said Steven Tan, chief operating officer and executive vice president of SM Supermalls.

It is an honor to be recognized by these global institutions as among the best employer brands in the Philippines and among Asia’s best companies to work for. These awards are a manifestation of our company’s core values which rest on our belief that the success of the business lies in our happy, mindful and productive employees.

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